The first table below looks at the demand for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Home Counties region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 11 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.41% 10.71% 12.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 11.11% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£650 £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
Job Titles Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
25 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 92.59% 96.43% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 20
Average daily rate £425 £320 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £250 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £400 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager across the Home Counties region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager across the Home Counties region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) JDA
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) WFM
5 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) RedPrairie
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) WFM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) JDA
1 1 (7.69%) RedPrairie